Christ teacheth to pray, and that instantly:
Luke 11:1 And it came to pass, that as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said to him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples. Luke 11:2 And he said to them, When ye pray, say, Our Father who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so on earth. Luke 11:3 Give us day by day our daily bread. Luke 11:4 And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil. Luke 11:5 And he said to them, Which of you shall have a friend, and shall go to him at midnight, and say to him, Friend, lend me three loaves: Luke 11:6 For a friend of mine in his journey is come to me, and I have nothing to set before him? Luke 11:7 And he from within shall answer and say, Trouble me not: the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot rise and give thee. Luke 11:8 I say to you, Though he will not rise and give him, because he is his friend, yet because of his importunity he will rise and give him as many as he needeth. Luke 11:9 And I say to you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and the door shall be opened to you. Luke 11:10 For every one that asketh, receiveth; and he that seeketh, findeth; and to him that knocketh, the door shall be opened.
assuring that God so will give us good things.
Luke 11:11 If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if [he shall ask] a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent? Luke 11:12 Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? Luke 11:13 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children: how much more will [your] heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?
He casting out a dumb devil, rebuketh the blasphemous Pharisees:
Luke 11:14 And he was casting out a demon, and it was dumb. And it came to pass when the demon was gone out, the dumb spoke; and the people wondered. Luke 11:15 But some of them said, He casteth out demons through Beelzebub, the chief of the demons. Luke 11:16 And others tempting [him], sought from him a sign from heaven. Luke 11:17 But he, knowing their thoughts, said to them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and a house [divided] against a house falleth. Luke 11:18 If Satan also is divided against himself, how shall his kingdom stand? because ye say that I cast out demons through Beelzebub. Luke 11:19 And if I by Beelzebub cast out demons, by whom do your sons cast [them] out? therefore shall they be your judges. Luke 11:20 But if I with the finger of God cast out demons, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you. Luke 11:21 When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace: Luke 11:22 But when a stronger than he shall come upon him, and overcome him, he taketh from him all his armor in which he trusted, and divideth his spoils. Luke 11:23 He that is not with me is against me: and he that gathereth not with me scattereth. Luke 11:24 When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest: and finding none, he saith, I will return to my house whence I came out. Luke 11:25 And when he cometh, he findeth [it] swept and garnished. Luke 11:26 Then he goeth and taketh [to him] seven other spirits more wicked than himself; and they enter in, and dwell there: and the last [state] of that man is worse than the first.
Luke 11:27 And it came to pass, as he was speaking these things, a certain woman of the company lifted up her voice, and said to him, Blessed [is] the womb that bore thee, and the paps which nourished thee.
and sheweth who are blessed:
Luke 11:28 But he said, Yes, rather blessed [are] they that hear the word of God, and keep it.
preacheth to the people:
Luke 11:29 And when the people were assembled in crowds, he began to say, This is an evil generation: they seek a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of Jonah the prophet. Luke 11:30 For as Jonah was a sign to the Ninevites, so also shall the Son of man be to this generation. Luke 11:31 The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with the men of this generation, and condemn them: for she came from the utmost parts of the earth, to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and behold, a greater than Solomon [is] here. Luke 11:32 The men of Nineveh shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and behold, a greater than Jonah [is] here. Luke 11:33 No man when he hath lighted a candle, putteth [it] in a secret place, neither under a close vessel, but on a candlestick, that they who come in may see the light. Luke 11:34 The light of the body is the eye: therefore when thy eye is single, thy whole body also is full of light; but when [thy eye] is evil, thy body also [is] full of darkness. Luke 11:35 Take heed therefore, that the light which is in thee be not darkness. Luke 11:36 If thy whole body therefore [be] full of light, having no part dark, the whole shall be full of light; as when the bright shining of a candle doth give thee light.
and reprehendeth the outward shew of holiness in the Pharisees, scribes, and lawyers.
Luke 11:37 And as he was speaking, a certain Pharisee besought him to dine with him: and he went in, and sat down to eat. Luke 11:38 And when the Pharisee saw [it], he marveled that he had not first washed before dinner. Luke 11:39 And the Lord said to him, Now do ye Pharisees make clean the outside of the cup and the platter; but your inward part is full of ravening and wickedness. Luke 11:40 [Ye] fools, did not he that made that which is without, make that which is within also? Luke 11:41 But rather give alms of such things as ye have; and behold, all things are clean to you. Luke 11:42 But woe to you, Pharisees! for ye tithe mint, and rue, and all manner of herbs, and pass over judgment and the love of God: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the others undone. Luke 11:43 Woe to you, Pharisees! for ye love the uppermost seats in the synagogues, and greetings in the markets. Luke 11:44 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are as graves which appear not, and the men that walk over [them] are not aware [of them].
Luke 11:45 Then answered one of the lawyers, and said to him, Master, thus saying, thou reproachest us also. Luke 11:46 And he said, Woe to you also, [ye] lawyers, for ye load men with burdens grievous to be borne, and ye yourselves touch not the burdens with one of your fingers. Luke 11:47 Woe to you! for ye build the sepulchers of the prophets, and your fathers killed them. Luke 11:48 Truly ye bear testimony, that ye allow the deeds of your fathers: for they indeed killed them, and ye build their sepulchers. Luke 11:49 Therefore also said the wisdom of God, I will send them prophets and apostles, and [some] of them they will slay and persecute: Luke 11:50 That the blood of all the prophets, which hath been shed from the foundation of the world, may be required of this generation; Luke 11:51 From the blood of Abel to the blood of Zacharias, who perished between the altar and the temple: verily I say to you, It shall be required of this generation. Luke 11:52 Woe to you, lawyers! for ye have taken away the key of knowledge: ye have not entered in yourselves, and them that were entering in ye hindered. Luke 11:53 And as he said these things to them, the scribes and the Pharisees began to urge [him] vehemently, and to solicit him to speak of many things; Luke 11:54 Laying wait for him, and seeking to catch something from his mouth, that they might accuse him.